BRILLIANT MARK ENGLISH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

first_imgDONEGAL’S Mark English has been named as the Athlete of the Year at the National Athletic Awards this afternoon.On a stunning night in Zurich, English claimed the bronze medal in the 800m final of the European Championships.And the performance of the 21-year old Letterkenny man marked Ireland’s first ever medal in the two lap event at any major outdoor championship. There was also a special moment for Roisin McGettigan – grandparents from Donegal – this afternoon when she was awarded a retrospective bronze medal for the 1500m from the 2009 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin.The winner of that race, Anna Alminova of Russia, was subsequently banned for a doping offence. McGettigan will now enter the record books as winning Ireland’s 21st European Indoor medal. BRILLIANT MARK ENGLISH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:mark englishtrack and field athlete of the yearlast_img

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